By STAFF     3/22/2023

The Jesus Thirsts for America movement continued March 10 to 12 with the Eucharistic Revival Campout for Young Adults, held at the Santiago Retreat Center.

The Revival Campout featured world-class guest speakers, including our Diocese’s bishops, Dan Dematte, Jim Wahlberg, Adam Janke, Sr. Jessica Corral and others. It also featured Mass, hikes, all-night adoration vigils, confessions, praise and worship music. The event was organized by Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry, the Diocese of Orange and Santiago Retreat Center.

The Jesus Thirsts for America is a 21- city tour aiming to spur much-needed revival in the U.S. It began in November 2022 at the Christ Cathedral campus. Another event will be held on July 15 in Hawaii. Learn more at JesusThirstsforAmerica.com.

Students from Mater Dei High School’s American Sign Language Program (ASL) recently performed “Inside Out” for deaf and hard of hearing students at Taft Elementary School in Santa Ana. The Monarchs translated the entire movie, memorized lines and made props and costumes for the show.

ASL is one of five world language options that students can take at Mater Dei.

On March 4, Santa Margarita Catholic High School hosted our Diocese’s annual Catholic Junior High Decathlon.

The event, which is for students from grades 6 to 8, includes two team events: logic quiz and super quiz. It also features eight individual events: current events, English, fine arts, literature, math, religion, science and social studies.

This year, 14 school teams competed in all 10 events, and pods from four schools participated in individual events. The three overall winners were:
•First Place – St. Edward the Confessor Parish School
•Second Place (and small school overall winner) – St. Norbert Catholic School
•Third Place – Our Lady Queen of Angels School

Congratulations to all our Catholic schools for their hard work!